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    Posted: September 05 2006 at 3:10am

IT WAS SUPPOSED to GET AUDIENCES SCREAMING OUT LOUD...BUT NOT WITH DERISIVE LAUGHTER. LOOKS LIKE THIS ONE COULD FINALLY EARN OSCAR WINNER NICOLAS CAGE a WORST ACTOR RAZZIE -- NOT to MENTION BEING a PRIME WORST REMAKE CONTENDER!

Please feel free to post your thoughts...once you're done snickering at the film!

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Why can't Hollywood make anything original this year??  Instead, they keep REmaking (and DEstroying) old classics like this...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote JoBloMovieGoer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2006 at 3:14am
The image on the poster looks like this should be titled "Pizza Face, The Post Pepperoni Years!"
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Post Options Post Options   Quote #1-Film Freak!! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2006 at 3:25am
Has Stephen Colbert seen WICKER MAN yet? I've got a feeling that when he does, the scene with Nicolas Cage in a bear suit could give this a leg-up on "Lady in the Water" as Colbert's favorite "un-bear-able horror movie" of Summer 2006...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gertie the duck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2006 at 3:57am
Thank you so much for adding this one, HeadRazz! I have been on
a personal mini-crusade against it for weeks! i am actually in the process
of writing a lengthy diatribe on the subject...
Grrr
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HeadRAZZBerry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2006 at 1:34pm
Thought I'd share these LINKS I got  from a Google search of WICKER MAN/RAZZIE. The first LINK is to a Pennsylvania newspaper's review, suggesting that our fate and WICKER MAN's may be entwined. The second LINK is to a Southern Methodist University student newspaper review that ENDS with a RAZZIE mention...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gertie the duck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2006 at 3:42am

Ok...I haven't finished writing this yet (so my opinion may also change slightly as I hear more on the subject) due to lack of time/English skills, but here's what I think about the new Wicker Man, for now.

I will also add a review of the movie, after I have watched it, but I'll only do that when it's out on DVD or screened in cheap cinemas, as I refuse to spend 8/10 pounds for a movie that I believe I won't like. 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote JoeBacon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2006 at 2:39pm
Hey Razz, this movie's getting a BAD BUZZ from the critics!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sportsartist24 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2006 at 4:12pm

Sad thing about Nicolas Cage, even though he's done a lot of good movies in the past, he still has done some pretty weak films overall. It looks like an Oscar curse has struck on Nicolas Cage as it has done on other actors, actresses and filmmakers.

The Mormons were'nt really popular in the beginning, they're now becoming more popular, even in Hollywood.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gertie the duck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 10 2006 at 8:17am

I'm not sure I believe in a "curse". I do believe in bad choices and phoned-in performances, though...

Personally, I find Nicolas Cage completely unappealing, as an actor. I really can't get what other people see in him.

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I have to disagree with one thing. I saw this film tonight, and you're right, it had no scares, and lots of laughs, but I can't in good conscience recommend Cage for the ballot. He was the only one to realize how stupid the film was and actually had fun with it, and actually made me enjoy the film. I think that this performance is comparable to James Woods in the Specialist. If it weren't for Cage, this would be the most miserable time I've ever spent in a movie. However the ladies were ( To be nice) not so good. Kate Beahan, ( And at times Ellen Burstyn) made me want to throw a brick at the screen. But yeah, there have been many comedies that I've laughed less at.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sportsartist24 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 23 2007 at 4:20pm
Sanndman, if you look at the nominees for the 2006 Razzie Awards, you'll see that Nicolas Cage was nominated for Worst Actor, as well as Worst Screen Couple (shared with his Bear Suit!) for this film.  . He was much better in World Trade Center, so I'm glad he didn't get nominated for that film. But now, Nicolas Cage joins the list of Oscar winners who have won or have been nominated for a Razzie, along with Ron Howard (nominated for Worst Director for The Da Vinci Code, which he deserved the nomination, since everyone has said the direction for Da Vinci Code was a problem) and Ben Kingsley (nominated as Worst Supporting Actor for Bloodrayne).
The Mormons were'nt really popular in the beginning, they're now becoming more popular, even in Hollywood.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bruin_522 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2007 at 6:12am
I just feel sorry for Nicolas Cage. He was really good in World Trade Center, but then came this movie. I can't believe he chose to do a bad movie like this one after some bit of success he had in his career.
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Nicolas Cage was good in World Trade Center, but he just went over the wire in this movie.
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No doubt about that, this was one of Cage's most disappointing films he has ever done in his career.
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C'mon guys, why are you all dissing on Nicolas Cage on this? He wasn't that bad. And yes, he was really excellent in World Trade Center. I actually liked this movie. I didn't think it was that bad.

Response from Head RAZZberry: While you cannot entirely blame the leading actor for a bad script and rotten direction, certainly it's reasonable to assume that someone of Cage's caliber reads a script before signing a contract, and at least researches the director before production begins.  If Cage failed to do this, he deserves all the RAZZing we're giving him. If he did do his research, and signed on anywaze, he deserves the RAZZing all the more. And I would argue that Cage's high-strung, borderline hysterical performance in WICKER MAN, combined with the preposterous plot points that kept popping up like Bot's dots throughout the film (to every one of which his character was either oblivious or over-reacted) indeed were "that bad." 

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